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Crude Existence: The Politics of Oil in Northern Angola

@inproceedings{Reed2009CrudeET,
  title={Crude Existence: The Politics of Oil in Northern Angola},
  author={Kristin Reed},
  year={2009}
}
After decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil. But oil extraction--both on- and offshore--is a toxic remedy for the country's economic ills, with devastating effects on both the environment and traditional livelihoods. Focusing on the everyday realities of people living in the extraction zones, Kristin Reed explores the exclusion, degradation, and violence that are the… Expand
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